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Badminton was invented in Pune, Maharashtra.

It is believed that Badminton was played as battledore & shuttlecock in ancient India, Greece years ago. The origins of the sport are still unclear.

It is believed that Badminton was played as battledore & shuttlecock in ancient India, Greece years ago. The origins of the sport are still unclear.Badminton was initially known as Battledore and Shuttlecock and is a 2000-year-old sport. It is believed that originally, it was played in ancient India, China, and Europe. However, the exact origin of the game is not known.

According to the International Olympic Committee's website, formal Badminton originated from a children's game called battledore and shuttlecock. Jeu de Volant was another similar game played by European aristocrats in the 17th century. In the 1860s, the British army personnel stationed in India were introduced to the game, after which it immediately became a popular sport.

In 1873, soldiers returning from India took the game back to England, and soon enough, it caught the attention of the erstwhile Duke of Beaufort. The Duke introduced the game to his guests at a lawn party held at his estate in Gloucestershire and called it 'the Badminton game' after the name of his estate – the Badminton House. The name stuck, and thus sport became Badminton.

According to a blog by Badminton Professor, the Badminton Association of England released the first set of rules comparable to modern Badminton in 1893.

Though most sources claim that Badminton was invented and developed by the British in the mid-nineteenth century in India, its origins are unknown. The widespread belief is that modern Badminton was created in British India and then brought back to England. There is a lack of evidence to confirm that the game was invented in Pune, Maharashtra.

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